Apparently Washington had a number of HQs. This one is in Newburgh, NY. Wikipedia has this (among other things) to say about it:
Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is a historic site in Newburgh, New York, USA. It consists of the Hasbrouck House, the longest-serving headquarters of George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, and three other structures.
It is also the oldest house in the city of Newburgh, and the first property acquired and preserved by any U.S. state for historic reasons. For both that and its historic value it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961.
Hasbrouck House served as Washington’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War from April 1782 until August 1783. It was chosen for its comparatively safe location north of the strategically important West Point. The 7,000 troops of the Continental Army were encamped near what is today known as Vails Gate, a few miles to the southwest.
In the headquarters at Hasbrouck House, Washington rejected a suggestion to institute an American monarchy and defused the threat of a mutiny among his officers over pay and pensions. He also created and first awarded the Badge of Military Merit which became the forerunner of the Purple Heart. On April 19, 1783, he issued an order for the “cessation of hostilities”, which formally ended the fighting of the Revolutionary War.
I’d seen pictures of the site before but had never visited it. From the pictures it appeared that it was out in the country somewhere. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it was right in the middle of Newburgh. I was driving through some not too nice looking parts of Newburgh when I came across this ‘oasis’ overlooking the Hudson.
A nearby plaque describes this as “The Minuteman. Given by David Barclay, November 11, MCMXXIV (which I believe is 1924)
View across the Hudson to Mount Beacon (I think)
The Hasbrouk House from the Hudson River side.
The Tower of Victory. Formerly had a viewing platform with a roof on top. Apparently this was damaged in a hurricane in the 1950s and removed. Restoration efforts are underway. To find out more and to see the tower in its original glory see the Newburgh Restoration site.
The man himself: General (president) George Washington in the Tower of Victory.
Detail from the facade of the Tower of Victory.
Washington Statue from the small, but interesting museum
Tower of Victory with the Hasbrouk House in the background.